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inaugural was bitterly cold. jane pauly and i were on the "today" show in those days, and that was the jimmy carter inauguration, and we were outside looking like third story men. we had stocking hats pulled down and big down jackets. >> actually, the reagan first was a balmy 55 because we were not even wearing coats. i remember being on the parade route with willard scott. when we look towards the inaugural, this is a second inaugural. not as much emotion as the first. coming after such a divisive campaign, what is the challenge for president obama to try to inspire the nation? >> i think i was listening to michael, who is a wonderful speechwriter, and i think he had it just about right. i would say that it has to be a mix of poetry, big ideas, where i want this country to go, but at the same time you have to mix it with the practical hard truths that we're all going to have to face that are out there. everyone understands it. it has to do with tax reform and medicare and social security. and kind of realigning the federal budget. the phrase that i have been using, you know, ever since the
assistant to president jimmy carter, as well as the first woman elected to the texas house of representatives. very good to see you again. well, this, of course, 40 years later, your thoughts? you say you still have a signed copy of that decision from the justices from 1973. >> absolutely. >> tell us about what's happened over these years to you and to the law. >> i think that it's kind of like an up and down roller coaster because on the one hand roe versus wade is still the law, and it's strongly still the law. when you asked a while ago what's happened to the supreme court, one of the things i thought we should have said was when i argued it, it was nine men and today there are at least three women on it. one is ruth baiter ginsberg, who is very strongly in favor of roe. as your correspondent was indicating, now all of the issue is but will abortion be available because at the states there are so many restrictions being passed. the other thing that's happening is a lot of women are beginning to really pay attention, whereas so many women are so young they cannot remember
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